Laughing postbox delivers jokes for Red Nose Day

Hal Cruttenden
Comedian Hal Cruttenden, voice of our postbox

Anyone posting a letter outside the BBC Headquarters in London today, will get a surprise when the postbox starts telling them jokes, voiced by comedian Hal Cruttenden.

The special edition ‘laughing’ postbox has been created by Royal Mail ahead of Red Nose Day, and will be entertaining people until Friday 15 March.

It responds to posted mail by delivering a number of jokes recorded by Hal. Any member of the public posting mail in the special edition postbox will hear a gag. 

The special edition postbox is situated close to Broadcasting House at: 1-2 Langham Place, London, W1B 3DE (opposite The Langham Hotel). It will be in place from 8 March until 22 March 2019.

There will also be a special Red Nose Day postmark that Royal Mail will be distributing across stamped UK mail, driving awareness of the Night of TV which will be broadcast live on BBC One on Friday 15 March.

Comedian Hal Cruttenden said: “A postbox that can make people laugh; who’d have thought? I’m delighted to help out on this campaign with Comic Relief and Royal Mail. Delivering jokes and raising money for good causes – the perfect combination.”

Liz Warner, CEO at Comic Relief added: “We are extremely grateful for Royal Mail’s support on this year’s campaign. The postmark is a lovely way to drive awareness ahead of Red Nose Day.”